Solo house clearing, unless try to round up unaccounted for family members or some other compelling reason, is not necessarily "defending your house." It's more like putting yourself in tactically disadvantaged situation.
Thanks for tip on quoting.
I guess I kind of used the wrong term by saying "sweeping".
What I'm really saying is, say you hear a noise in your house. Now if it was definitely an invader, then I would just jump out my window. But what if you weren't sure?
I'm not jumping out my window every time I hear an unusual noise, but it sure would be nice to be able to legally carry my gun with me in the extremely unusual event that the strange noise I heard was indeed an invader.